Election result: Conservatives win Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election to take seat from Lib Dems

Conservative Matt Scott has this morning been declared as the winner of the Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:16 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:19 pm
By-election winner Conservative Matt Scott.

He beat his closest rival, Liberal Democrat's Andrew Kempston-Parkes, by 352 votes to take the North Yorkshire County Council seat which was left vacant following the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Geoff Webber.

There were six candidates standing in the by-election and councillor Scott won with 1,991 votes, while Mr Kempston-Parkes received 1,639.

The full results are:

Matt Scott Conservatives - 1,991 votes

Andrew Kempston-Parkes, Liberal Democrats - 1,639

Tyler Reeton, Labour Party - 434

Anrold Warneken, Green Party - 430

John Hall, Yorkshire Party - 136

Harvey Alexander, Independent - 46

Voter turnout was 37.4% (4696 votes) and there were 19 spoiled ballots.

By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter